AMD RX Vega FreeSync vs NVIDIA GTX 1080 TI G-Sync Coming Soon

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  1. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    Just a little tease here as to what is coming this week. RX Vega FreeSync vs. GTX 1080 Ti G-Sync Blind Gaming test video being edited now. All done at my house, with gamers with a couple hundred years of twitch gaming experience. All system UEFI and OS set up by me personally.

    RX Vega in the Flesh.
     
  2. gtrguy

    gtrguy Limp Gawd

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    Can't wait to see this play out...
     
  3. Uvaman2

    Uvaman2 2[H]4U

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    No shit, awesome.
     
  4. Magic Hate Ball

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    What is HYPE may never die.

    P.S. Please don't let it burn down the HardOCP HQ!
     
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    Hameeeedo Limp Gawd

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    Why the 1080Ti? shouldn't this be compared to the 1080 (the way AMD did it)? Unless ..
     
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  6. nightanole

    nightanole [H]ard|Gawd

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    Above 60hz, freesync "feels" smoother
    Below 60hz, Gsync "feels" smoother

    I would love to have a $300ish 4k monitor that would gsync from 24-72hz.
     
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  7. SPARTAN VI

    SPARTAN VI [H]ardness Supreme

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    Does this mean AMD actually provided [H] with a sample? Have they abandoned their cherry picking ways?

    Relax Greyjoy. :ROFLMAO:
     
  8. ir0nw0lf

    ir0nw0lf [H]ardness Supreme

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    Benchies have slowly leaked out on other sites so they are out there for sure. Sounds like Kyle was a good boy?
     
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  9. Mav451

    Mav451 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Agreed - unless it's an implication of Vega performance :p
     
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    HeadRusch [H]ard|Gawd

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    I like how you guys are saying "Above 60fps" and "AMD" in the same sentence..........AS IF.... ;)
     
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    SPARTAN VI [H]ardness Supreme

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    I know it's a foreign concept to green team, but there are settings below high and ultra. :LOL:
     
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  12. -Strelok-

    -Strelok- [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Best card from both manufacturers?
     
  13. EdKiefer

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    IF you tested without freesync/Gsync the 20% increase on ti would be noticeable, but testing with freesync and Gsync I think to the eye it will not be "so" noticeable.

    We will have to wait an see if that is right I guess :)
     
  14. maxius

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    should of documented the unboxing :D
     
  15. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    Trust and verify...wait, don't trust and load your own UEFI, OS, and Drivers. ;) And GPU for that matter.

    Because I wanted to. AMD wanted me to use a 1080.

    AMD hand delivered it Saturday morning, and took it with them Saturday evening. So, yes, and no.

    See above. I fully expect for [H] and AMD to work together on this launch.

    See above.
     
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  16. maxius

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    ok insanity aside if they *WANT* this compared to the 1080 that means pricing should fall in line around current 1080 pricing correcto?
     
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    and if it mines digital currency efficiently....o_O
     
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  18. Design1stcode2nd

    Design1stcode2nd Gawd

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    AMD has to undercut similar performance Nvidia GPU's. It's most likely 10% behind a GTX 1080 and priced like a 1070 would be my guess.
     
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    This is awesome.
     
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    It would be interesting to determine what is "better". Will the comparison also include the old "V-Sync" as well?
     
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    is the driver the card using the same version as the VEGA Frontier Edition ? were you told to use a newer/unreleased driver for the test?
     
  22. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    Because I wanted to.

    This is far from a full-on end-all be-all look at RX Vega. Just a quick blind test we did because we had the opportunity and I thought it would be a good look at G-Sync vs. FreeSync.

    I do not know. I was not given access to the driver package. That was the only thing that I did not "touch."
     
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  23. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    Really subjective answer here, but yes, it felt baked. And yes, I would suggest AMD is still working on drivers.
     
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  24. Semantics

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    G-sync/Freesync the hardest shit to promote for the tech companies next to HDR. Thing being only really experienced in person, hard for an internet promoted centric product
     
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    Chris_B [H]ardness Supreme

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    Jesus Christ, they're still recycling that generic reference 390 heatsink design from 2015 that went onto be the polaris reference.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Properly Implemented HDR using 10bit color and 1000nit backlight, as defined in ITU-R Recommendation BT.2020 is almost as much of a visual wow factor as moving from DVD to BluRay. Problem is getting your hands on something that can actually do HDR per ITU-R BT.2020. At least it is part of the UHD spec, so eventually we'll get there.
     
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    At least Kyle has a sample. I thought it was vaporware until his thread creation.
     
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    I really hope RX Vega is comparable to a 1080 Ti, I recently upgrade from a RX 480 to a couple 1080 Ti's for VR use, leaving my poor FreeSync monitor to sit around and do nothing.
     
  29. SeymourGore

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    Looking forward to this. I kinda assumed this would be a paper launch, but maybe there will be some availability afterall.
     
  30. Tweak155

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    Looking forward to the results.
     
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  31. digitalwanderer

    digitalwanderer Long Time No See

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    Any teases as to when the editing might be done and the video up? I'll admit to being very intrigued about seeing it. :)
     
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  32. aliaskary77

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    i imagine after the siigraph announcement early next week.
     
  33. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    I am shooting for Wednesday. See how editing goes. Finishing up a Mobo review as we speak.
     
  34. Kyle compares based on pricing tiers. If AMD was smart they would have priced it close to it's performance. If not, it's a dead duck.

    The blower setup has me worried. It's always been in the @#$@# bad department. It's not even a DWDI this time.
     
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  35. Chebsy

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    Stop teasing us Kyle !! We can all guess how this will work out for the RX Vega !!
     
  36. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    This has nothing to do with pricing. Pricing on the RX Vega has not been shared with me.
     
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  37. digitalwanderer

    digitalwanderer Long Time No See

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    Thanks, I'm looking forward to seeing it. Good luck with the mobo review and don't work too hard, hope you and your family are doing well. :)
     
  38. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    Well, shit, you already know then, what is the tease? ;) Head to my personal site to see it with no cover on.
     
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    This sounds very intriguing. Looking forward to the results!
     
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    Definitely looking forward to the results.
     
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